Kito hoists on retired Antarctic observation vessel

Following the successful careers of the Soya and Fuji, Shirase (AGB-5002) was the third-generation Japanese Antarctic observation vessel. During its service, the ship made 25 round trips between Japan and the Antarctic continent, docking at the Showa base a record 24 times. Decommissioned in July 2008, since May 2010 the ship has been permanently docked […]

05/03/2021 - 13:02 pm

Trim and terrific with Toyota Forklifts

A Western Australia motor trimming business has regularly grown its exclusively Toyota Material Handling forklift fleet as it commensurately expanded over the last decade. Modern Motor Trimmers, located in the south-eastern Perth suburb of Welshpool, started out in general trimming and the restoration of vehicle seats, later becoming the exclusive Western Australia agent for ISRI […]

22/02/2021 - 20:49 pm
Zip Water

New Toyota material handling equipment for Zip Water

Iconic Australian brand, Zip Water, has acquired a substantial fleet of new Toyota material handling equipment to support its expanded production line.  From humble beginnings, the company now exports its drinking water systems to more than 70 countries, yet still manufactures locally, out of its factory in Condell Park in Sydney’s west. Glenn Bucknell, Zip […]

30/11/2020 - 17:59 pm

Toyota Forklifts ‘hit the nail on-the-head’

A thriving truss and frame making business working alongside a multi award-winning hardware store have three Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) forklifts and a sweeper at the heart of their daily operations. Located in Polo Flat, Cooma, in New South Wales’ Snowy Mountains Region, Australia – roughly 100km south of Canberra – High Country Truss […]

03/11/2020 - 10:58 am

Premier Cranes keeps repair on track

Premier Cranes and Rigging was given the task of raising a 134t locomotive off track for an in-situ repair of a 16t truck frame (bogie). It had to carried out with minimal interruption to a functioning yard. The Premier planning team was given details of a cramped and constricted set up envelope, as the client’s […]

31/08/2020 - 21:15 pm

North Shore Timber increases  efficiency with Hubtex forklifts.

NS Timber Pty Ltd is one of Sydney’s leading timber merchants and has been using Hubtex Australia exclusively since 1997. Trading as North Shore Timber and Hardware, the business has been operating for over 44 years, progressing from a modest retail outlet at Willoughby, to its current operation of modern, fully undercover timber warehouses at […]

20/07/2020 - 19:40 pm

Craning in power for Synergy

Western Australia’s largest electricity generator, Synergy, has installed a new Konecranes 50t CXT double-girder Turbine Hall crane at its Kwinana facility as part of a series of upgrades designed to provide ongoing reliable and affordable energy to its customers. Konecranes has designed its Turbine Hall cranes to require less maintenance, and perform reliably over a […]

30/06/2020 - 09:00 am

Space surveillance telescope uses Konecranes for installation and maintenance

A new $97.2 million Australian Space Surveillance Project based in Exmouth, Western Australia, has been fitted with two Konecranes CXT double-girder underslung cranes. The cranes have lifting capacities of 15 and 20t respectively to receive and install materials on the new space surveillance telescope. The first of their type, the telescopes and supporting facilities are […]

29/05/2020 - 15:08 pm

Konecranes retrofits Auto-TOS reporting on other crane brands for ports leader SAGT

Konecranes Port Solutions is changing the container handling playing field by giving container terminal operators the ability to retrofit powerful intelligence to their existing container cranes that would not otherwise be available. The crane technology retrofits are available throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as globally, and they can be applied […]

12/05/2020 - 17:40 pm

Roy Hill boosts mine safety with Verton’s Everest 6

Iron ore mine Roy Hill in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has purchased leading smart technology company Verton Australia’s remote-controlled load orientation system the Everest 6, which is designed to dramatically improve safety in crane operations. Brisbane-based Verton has developed the Everest Series machines for all crane operations with a load-management system that eliminates the need […]

05/04/2020 - 17:11 pm

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LHA Jan/Feb 2021

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